Using a Pattern Lock

Samsung Galaxy J3 on Android 7.1.1

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Your device can be secured using a pattern that you draw on the lock screen. No one will be able to get into your device without knowing the pattern. If you forget your pattern you will have to reset your device and you will lose any information that is not backed up.

  1. Step 1/13

    From the Home screen, drag down the Notification panel.

    The indicator is towards the top.
  2. Step 2/13

    Tap the Settings icon.

    The indicator is in the top right.
  3. Step 3/13

    Scroll to Lock screen and security.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  4. Step 4/13

    Tap Lock screen and security.

    The indicator is towards the left.
  5. Step 5/13

    Tap Screen lock type.

    The indicator is towards the top.
  6. Step 6/13

    Tap Pattern.

    Note: For this simulation, we're showing how to set up a pattern. You can select a different type of security, but steps may vary based on what you choose.

    The indicator is in the center.
  7. Step 7/13

    Enter your pattern.

    Note: Your pattern must connect at least 4 dots.

    The indicator is in the center.
  8. Step 8/13

    Tap CONTINUE.

    The indicator is in the bottom right.
  9. Step 9/13

    Confirm your pattern.

    The indicator is in the center.
  10. Step 10/13

    Tap CONFIRM.

    The indicator is in the bottom right.
  11. Step 11/13

    Select a notification preference.

    Note: Tap Hide content to prevent the content of emails, texts and other notifications from appearing on the Lock screen. You'll be notified that you have a new message, but not shown what the message contains.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  12. Step 12/13

    Tap DONE.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
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    Step 13 of 13:

    You've completed the steps!

    There are no indicators associated with this step.

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